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Seoul
A very safe mega city with excellent food, if it wasn't for the cold winters, this would probably be an even bigger remote worker destination. While the cost of living is more than Southeast Asia, it's quite affordable compared to North America or Western Europe. Walking through the streets, you'll be surrounded by skyscrapers, food stalls, Buddhist temples, markets, impressive architecture and a ton of restaurants and cafes. Internet is very fast, public transportation is easy to use and the experience of a high-tech, yet traditional, city makes for a great home.

Monthly cost of living for remote workers

A remote worker can expect to spend an average of 2838861 2369 2097 ${ selected_currency } per month in Seoul, with an average rent of 1035400 864 765 ${ selected_currency }.
Rent
1 bedroom apartment / modern / central / short term
${ selected_currency } 1035400 864 765
Groceries
Basic groceries
${ selected_currency } 463154 387 342
Dining out
12 dinners and 8 lunches
${ selected_currency } 274000 229 202
Cafe
20 coffees / teas
${ selected_currency } 90000 75 66
Coworking space
1 month membership / hot desk
${ selected_currency } 289000 241 214
Mobile internet
Prepaid SIM / 5 GB data / fast
${ selected_currency } 51966 43 38
Public transportation
20 roundtrip journeys
${ selected_currency } 52500 44 39
Taxis
5 short trips
${ selected_currency } 53250 44 39
Shared bicycles and scooters
10 trips
${ selected_currency } 17500 15 13
Sport and cultural events
1 event
${ selected_currency } 50666 42 37
Museums and sights
3 sights / entrance tickets
${ selected_currency } 8400 7 6
Nightlife
5 nights out / 3 drinks per night
${ selected_currency } 120525 101 89
Gym
1 month membership
${ selected_currency } 90000 75 66
Yoga
10 classes
${ selected_currency } 145500 121 107
Massage
1 massage
${ selected_currency } 97000 81 72
TOTAL
${ selected_currency } 2838861 2369 2097
Average weather in Seoul
Most common months to visit: March - May, September - November
What to know
Population
9,963,452
Main airport
Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Language
Korean
Tap water
Drinkable
Tipping
Not customary or expected
Taxi apps
Uber, Kakao